Each year at the Catholic Health Assembly, the Catholic Health Association of the United States offers four awards that recognize remarkable contributions to Catholic health care. Please check back for additional information on the 2016 awards banquet and recipients.

Achievement Citation Award - For innovative programming that changes lives

Transitional Respite Care for the Homeless Program

Providence Health Care
Spokane, Wash.


Sister Concilia Moran Award - For demonstrated creativity and breakthrough thinking that advances the ministry


Molly Crumley

Director, Operations
Mercy LIFE – Valley View and Sharon Hill, Elwyn, Pa.

Lifetime Achievement Award - For a lifetime of contributions to the ministry


Sr. Barbara Moore, CSJ

Ascension Sponsor
St. Louis

TOMORROW'S LEADERS PROGRAM - Honoring young people who will guide our ministry in the future

The Catholic health ministry of tomorrow will depend on strong leadership and passionate commitment to the healing mission. Encouraging the promising young leaders of today to continue their careers in the ministry, CHA's Tomorrow's Leaders program each year honors an impressive cadre of dedicated, high-performing individuals who already have demonstrated commitment to advancing the mission of Catholic health care.

Jessica EstradaJessica L. Estrada
Director, Community Outreach and
Mission Integration, St. Vincent’s
Health System, Ascension Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
Anna GrantAnna M. Grant
Director of Integration, Clinical
Excellence, Bon Secours Health
System, Inc., Marriottsville, Md.
Jenny HawkinsJenny Hawkins
Director, Diversity, Ascension Texas, Austin
 Jill KruseJill Kruse, DO
Medical Director, Avera LIGHT
Program, Avera Health,
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kimberly LuzKimberly Luz
Divisional Director of Community
Outreach, Hospital Sisters Health
System, Springfield, Ill.
Kassie Runsabove Kassie Runsabove
Coordinator, Child Ready Montana,
St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Mont.
Alison SantoreAlison Santore
Senior Director, Federal Government
Affairs, Providence Health & Services,
Renton, Wash.
William Scott William Scott
Emergency Department RN,
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical
Center, Florence, Ore.
Steven Squires Steven Squires, Ph.D.
Vice President, Mission and Ethics,
Mercy Health, Cincinnati
Daniel Stricker Daniel Stricker
Vice President, Strategy and
Business Development,
Ascension Senior Living,
St. Louis